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16.Eliot spent 24 minutes solving 8 math problems.At that rate, how many math problems can he solve in 54 minutes?
a.12
B.16
C.18
D.24
A?
Can you explain why it isnt a

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    24/8 = 3 minutes per problem

    54/3 = 18 problems in 54 minutes

    Another way to solve this problem is to set up a proportion. Cross multiply and solve for x.

    8/24 = x/54

    24x = 432
    x = 432/24
    x = 18

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    C.because it takes 3 min per problem which equal out to 8 problem in 24 min and in 54 min you can solve 18.

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    Oh,thanks! I get it now

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    You're welcome. :-)

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